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Cyanobacteria Detected in Arboretum Waterway

Tue, August 27, 2019
Tests show that cyanobacteria are growing in parts of the Arboretum Waterway. These microscopic organisms can make a toxin that is rapidly lethal to dogs that ingest contaminated water.

Cyanobacteria FAQ

Cyanobacteria FAQ

During the Summer of 2019, we tested for and found that cyanobacteria exists in the Arboretum Waterway. Commonly found in bodies of water throughout our state, nation and world, cyanobacteria usually occur in calm, nutrient-rich bodies of water. Below are some FAQs related to the recent discovery.

Community scientists needed to monitor the Arboretum Waterway

Wed, March 06, 2019

by Saddy Preza Zavaleta

Calling all community scientists and Arboretum visitors! The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden has launched a survey to monitor the quality of the Arboretum Waterway and everyone is welcome to participate.

Nina Suzuki Awarded Community Environmental Fellowship

Fri, September 07, 2018
Nina Suzuki, waterway steward at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden joins a diverse group of talented educators and conservationists who are using the power of education to help tackle tough issues in their communities and striving to create a more equitable and sustainable world.

The Arboretum Waterway’s New Floating Island: A Green Solution

Fri, April 13, 2018
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Learning by Leading™ Waterway Stewardship interns launched a floating island of wetland plants in the Arboretum Waterway near Putah Creek Lodge to improve the water quality, wildlife habitat and aesthetic appeal of this portion of the Waterway.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 4.2.2018

Mon, April 02, 2018
Now that Phase 1 of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project is nearly finished, the paths on both sides of the waterway are open again.